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Edge-preserving decompositions for multi-scale tone and detail manipulation

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Edge-preserving decompositions for multi-scale tone and detail manipulation
Many recent computational photography techniques decompose an image into a piecewise smooth base layer, containing large scale variations in intensity, and a residual detail layer capturing the smaller scale details in the image. In many of these applications, it is important to control the spatial scale of the extracted details, and it is often desirable to manipulate details at multiple scales, while avoiding visual artifacts. In this paper we introduce a new way to construct edge-preserving multi-scale image decompositions. We show that current basedetail decomposition techniques, based on the bilateral filter, are limited in their ability to extract detail at arbitrary scales. Instead, we advocate the use of an alternative edge-preserving smoothing operator, based on the weighted least squares optimization framework, which is particularly well suited for progressive coarsening of images and for multi-scale detail extraction. After describing this operator, we show how to use it to...
Zeev Farbman, Raanan Fattal, Dani Lischinski, Rich
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TOG
Authors Zeev Farbman, Raanan Fattal, Dani Lischinski, Richard Szeliski
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